A bad habit of mine is neglecting to correspond with people who send correspondence my way. The correspondence I'm referring to has nothing to do with day-to-day communications. I'm very prompt in my email correspondence for work. What I struggle with is corresponding with people who are not actively present in my life.
I'm not sure why this is the case. I know that it is rude and probably gives people the feeling that I don't value them. So why can't I write a quick letter or place a simple phone call? There always seems to be something that I "need" to do. Why don't I make the correspondence a priority? I want my extended family to know they are in my heart and mind, yet I don't view correspondence with them as a necessity.
This needs to change. I need to make more effort to communicate with family and friends. This is my official vow. I will show the people who are in my life but not IN my life that they are important to me by writing them or calling them. I will make the communication a priority in my life.